29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  16​h
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
8
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Pune

3
nights
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Safaris (in Port Douglas). Spend the 13th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and browse the different shops at Orchid Plaza.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner .

Pune, India to Cairns is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Pune to Cairns is 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Safaris
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

3
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Go for a jaunt from Gold Coast to Kingscliff to see Watersports Guru about 46 minutes away. Pack the 17th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Sea World Theme Park. Pack the 20th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Dreamworld. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfer's Paradise Beach, and enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast online day trip planner .

Getting from Cairns to Gold Coast by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cairns in December: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 32°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Watersports Guru
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Watersports Guru ©
Watersports Guru
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

5
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and stroll through Manly Beach.

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Fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

3
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Three Capes Track (in Port Arthur). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, head off the coast to Macquarie Island, examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art, and get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hobart trip builder site .

You can fly from Sydney to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Hobart hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Three Capes Track, Macquarie Island, Museum of Old and New Art
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

3
nights
Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Spend a day of island exploring on the 29th (Sat) at Maria Island National Park. Spend the 30th (Sun) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. The adventure continues: make a trip to Mt Amos Climb, walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Coles Bay Jetty, Maria Island National Park
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

1
night
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then take in the exciting artwork at Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, and finally stroll through City Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Design Centre Tasmania ©
Design Centre Tasmania

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 4th (Fri), hike the day away at The Overland Track. There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit and hike along Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip simple and quick.

Drive from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
The Overland Track ©
The Overland Track

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. January in Melbourne sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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